Welcome to the Amazing World of Hypnosis!
#1 Loss of consciousness
You are actually alert and aware of everything
going on. Think about being capitavated by a
movie (you are in hypnosis here), if the fire
alarm were to go off you would hear it and
#2 Loss of control
This myth is perpetuated in the entertainment
business. A stage hypnotist, for example, picks a person in the audience and suggests they cluck like a chicken. Everybody thinks that the hypnotist made them cluck. However, all hypnosis is actually self-hypnosis because the participant has a choice to focus on the hypnotists suggestions. There is desire from the participant to follow the suggestions. Therefore they are always in control.
#3 Only "weak-minded" people can be hypnotized
Research shows that the greater the intelligence, the greater the hypnotic subject.
#4 You will tell all your secrets
This won't happen because you are in full control.
#5 Fear of getting "stuck" in hypnosis
Because the participant holds the control there is no problem coming out. Sometimes the person doesn't come out because 1) they fell asleep or 2) it is so pleasurable that they don't want to yet! But don't worry, when you are ready to come out you will naturally come out.
Please let me know of any other myths I can debunk for you!
What is hypnosis?
Hypnosis has an element of therapy and an element of meditation, thus all the benefits of both apply. Hypnosis separates the conscious, critical mind from the sub- and unconscious mind in order for positive suggestion (what you want) to be more powerful for you. It helps the change process become easier.
A mind in hypnosis is a mind in a meditative state-somewhere in between waking and sleep. It's in between the conscious thinking (Beta waves) and deep unconscious sleep (Delta waves). We drift in and out of these brain states throughout the day naturally.
For example, have you ever been captivated by a movie and when it's finished it seemed like very little time had gone by but it was actually 2 hours later? Time distortion is an element of hypnosis. Or have you been driving and not realized how you got to your final destination? You may have already heard of highway hypnosis. You can't remember your journey because you were concentrating on something else in your mind, but your senses were aware and you reacted accordingly as to not get you into an accident.
These brain states are very restorative in nature and allow for change (what ever you need help with) to happen quicker and easier. Children's brains are functioning in these brain states and that's why they learn so quickly. Children are sponges because of Theta waves and in hypnosis you can be a sponge for what you want too!
How We Can Use Hypnosis To Create The Change You Want
Goal setting and achievement
improve speaking skills, sports ability, reflexes, playing a musical instrument, organizational abilities, decisiveness, focus and concentration, memory, ability to earn and hold money
Self-esteem and Confidence
building self-esteem, overcoming shyness, improving self-confidence, helping to remove public speaking fear
improve sleep patterns, eating habits, study habits, help stop overeating, quit smoking, reduce or eliminate teeth grinding, weight loss
increase relaxion and visualization skills, reduce stress, tension, fears, remove phobias
determining the cause of emotional difficulties
reduce symptoms of OCD, grief, depression, guild, anger, cope with trauma, healing at the root cause
improve interpersonal relationships
Improve chronic pain
Assistance with Addictions
helping to eliminate smoking, drug, alcohol, and gambling addictions
past life regression, future life regression, meeting with your spirit guide/higher self, meeting with the departed, the unborn, improving psychic abilities, finding your soul purpose, attracting a soul mate